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Terrible news... Va Tech Shooting


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Such terrible news... I know there are a lot of students on this forum, hopefully none are involved in anyway...

Reports are 22 dead 28 injured..

So very sad.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

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Oh, wow. My heart is with you all. Thanks for posting this, RIDE
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Woah, that's terrible news.

What can you say to stuff like that - it's shocking - just shouldn't be possible.
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I'm hearing there are 28 dead now according to Sky News, awful, awful business

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Truly shocking, yet alarmingly not surprising. My thoughts are with allthe victims, their families and the families of the shooter as well who have a nightmare to come no doubt.

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I know people who went to Tech, work with people who went there. It's a good school. This is unimaginable.

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Reports now say 31 dead along with the gunman. What a horrific ordeal.
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Yea I'm listening to the BCC News and there is unconfirmed reports about 2 Shooters but at the moment the Police are only confirming 1 Shooter.

It's very sad that this kind of killing to anyone can happen, let alone the killing of 31 Innocent People.

I can't imagine the feelings going through Victim's Family who will be visited by Police to inform them that their Son's or Daughters will never be coming home.

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I heard on the radio that the shooter was looking for his girlfriend. How does this happen? I can't believe we have another Columbine situation on our hands.

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I'm not a Virginia Tech student until August, I go to school 45 miles east. This is terrible. All of my friends have been lucky, I feel terrible for those who were not.

Talks of the shooter(s) lining students up in a class room and executing them? Unbelievable. This is a clear example that terrible things can happen anywhere at any time.

I can only see more gun control measures in the future as a result of this, unfortunately. What a sad time.
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Awful news. It was on the front page of my paper. SO SAD.
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I can only see more gun control measures in the future as a result of this, unfortunately. What a sad time.
The truth is the "Gun Free Zones" on universities really only creates a virtual slaughter house for the criminals, killers, and madmen.

If any laws are changed/created IMO it should be allowing students/teachers with proper training the right to protect themselves with a concealed weapon. As apposed to the current laws requiring them to simply wait their turn at the mercy of a psychopath.
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CNN getting preliminary report that shooter was a VT student, and shooter killed himself.

MSNBC (when it wasn't focused on how evil guns are) interviewed a student by phone who claimed to be in one of the rooms the gunman attacked. He said the shooter killed the professor then randomly began shooting into the mass of students on the floor. When he left the room, two students went to block the door as the shooter came back; unable to get the door open, he fired multiple rounds through the door but didn't hit anyone.

Fox News (when it wasn't focused on how evil computer games are) is reporting that federal sources have confirmed 32 total dead.
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If any laws are changed/created IMO it should be allowing students/teachers with proper training the right to protect themselves with a concealed weapon. As apposed to the current laws requiring them to simply wait their turn at the mercy of a psychopath.
I really dont want to get into a debate, but more guns is not the option. Figures have shown time and time again that proliferation of firearms only serve to increase gun crime. Whilst the US has several thousand murders from firearms every year, the rest of the western world put together doesnt reach half that figure. Most of those countries have tighter gun laws and most of their police to not carry weapons.

The only way to deal with it is at the source, not the mouth. Killing rampaging students will still not help to stop the murders of these students, only treating and preventing such a rampage from taking place will do that.

I cant imagine what would drive someone to do that. Truly humanity at its worst.
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I really dont wan't this thread to turn into a debate about gun crime etc, Lets try and keep this one slightly more on topic hey?

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected

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